We are in the middle of the off-season for Alpine Skiers (except if you live in the southern hemisphere), this is the time to get the work done in the gym and get ready for the winter.
Training strength is fundamental not only to perform better on the slopes but also to prevent most injuries related to the sport.
We recently did a couple of workshops on monitoring strength and velocities with two groups of young and promising skiers, the Italian National Team in Novara and Sci Club Lecco in Bormio.
The athletes look motivated and were already focus to the next season goals, we followed their trainers in a regular training sessions and monitored the main lifts that were performed.
We have already been working with the Italian national skiing team since last year, and the coaches were able to collect a good amount of data and use Beast at its best. In Novara they were doing work on the olympic lifts, primarily to teach the young athletes the correct technique. We joined them on the last day and monitored power on snatches, power cleans and deadlifts.
We joined Sci Club Lecco in Bormio during a week long camp, the objective of the session we took part in was hypertrophy and resistance, the coaches were trying to hit high volumes and high densities with many reps joined in supersets alternated with eccentric exercises. We monitored the guys on the leg press, squat, leg curls and also the bench press where we had a little fun determine who had the bigger chest of the team.
Overall two good experiences with many takeaways, it’s always good to connect with our clients and make them part of the developing process.